Oakbank Area School

Oakbank Area School is a Reception to Year 12 school located in the central Adelaide Hills, surrounded by farms, vineyards and equestrian facilities. The beautiful township of Oakbank is home to the popular South Australian Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival and only 15 minute drive to the major regional centre of Mount Barker. The school provides a unique and progressive curriculum which allows students to build on their personal strengths and abilities and to develop relevant skills and competencies for the future. Student achievement, engagement and wellbeing underpin all learning activities. School and general public bus services provide transport to and from Adelaide each day.

International programs

  • High School Graduate Program
  • Regional Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Agriculture
  • Academic achievement
  • Student cooperation and wellbeing

Facilities

  • 10 hectare agriculture grounds
  • Agricultural facilities - paddocks, shearing shed, laboratory operations, apple orchard and production facility
  • Viticulture facilities - vineyard and industry standard winery
  • Technology workshops for design, photography, woodwork and metalwork
  • Performing arts facilities
  • Specialist art and home economics spaces
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, sports ovals, courts
  • School canteen

Special interest programs

  • Agricultural program - agricultural production, animal studies, wine making, led steer, goat program and horticulture (Years 7-12)
  • Digital photography (Years 7-12)
  • Vocation Education and Training (VET) - horsemanship, animal studies, husbandry, food and wine laboratory operations (Years 8-12)

Languages

  • Japanese (Years 8-12)
  • Other language via School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Student mentoring
  • Tutorial assistance

Co-curricular sports

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Music - instrumental tuition
  • Royal Adelaide Show - cooking, photography, led steer and goat

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) course options may be subject to change. Visit school website for information and additional costs (where applicable) on uniform, laptop and calculator requirements; special interest programs and school camps.

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